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Mr. Tyrone Gayles

February 24, 1950 ~ December 18, 2021 (age 71)

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Mr. Tyrone Mitchell Gayles, 71, entered into eternal rest with his lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 18, 2021 in Newport News, Virginia.

Tyrone was born to the late Harold Ellis and Jeanetta Stephenson in Newport News, Virginia. He received his formal education in the Newport News Public School System and enlisted into the Marines at the age of seventeen. Tyrone served in the marines until an injury in the Vietnam War caused him to be discharged on medical leave. He received high honors as well as a Purple Heart upon departing.

After hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ, Tyrone made a conscious decision to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Hallelujah!

Tyrone truly loved his family! He loved to write poetry and music. Tyrone also loved watching tv, his most favorite was comedy and action movies. He would give you the shirt off his back & his very last, he had a heart of gold. Tyrone will be greatly missed!

Tyrone was preceded in death by his parents; Harold Ellis and Jeanetta Stephenson, brothers; Kenneth “Chubby” Gayles and Stanley Gayles, sisters; Carol Dixon and Deborah “Dee Dee” Gayles.  Left to cherish warm memories are his two children, daughter Elton-Jeanetta Gayles, and son Tyrone Christian Gayles, and grandson; Christian Gayles-Love.  Also left to cherish are four brothers, Karl (Ernestine), Phillip (Carolyn), Calvin (Michelle) Gayles and Theodore (Karen) Stephenson, sisters, Shenna (Garry) Kates, Chandra (Erick) Claud, Sadeanna Gayles and Kara Stephenson. Additionally, Tyrone is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other neighborhood friends.

The Gayles family request that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


The family of Mr. Tyrone Gayles  has entrusted his final care to C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.



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December 23, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
C.C. Carter Funeral Home
3314 Roanoke Ave
Newport News, VA 23607

Funeral Service
December 27, 2021

11:00 AM
New Hope Baptist Church
1415 Big Bethel Road
Hampton, VA 23666

Interment with Military Honors.

Greenlawn Memorial Park
2700 Parish Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607

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